Tsum Valley trek & Climb of Virgin Peaks
Introduction: Tsum Valley trek & Climb of Virgin Peaks: The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions offers an adventurous and wonderful trekking leading towards the most remote corners of Mid West Himalaya to Tsum Valley, where people and religion with age old culture dates back thousand of years with its Tibetan style of living, certainly makes you feel that you have entered a different world back in medieval period, this journey is an explorations very few westerners have visited this isolated region, so this trip to an unknown virgin region of far flung areas of Nepal Himalaya close to the border of Tibet, Tsum Valley journey begins and through the famed ancient Gorkha district in the mid-west of Nepal. The trek follows upstream of the Buri-Gandaki river for few days walking from the sub-tropical forest to the dry Tibetan zone, offering outstanding views of Mt.Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other high peaks along with the panorama of the surrounding magnificent peaks that straddle the border with Tibet.
This magnificent hidden valley of Tsum located in between the massif peaks of Bauddha-Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal in the close vicinity of world’s eight highest peaks Mt. Manaslu. It is truly out of this world area and it is also known as “The Valley of Himalayan Pilgrimage”, Tsum Valley is situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal.
The word “Tsum” derives from the Tibetan language “Tsombo” which means vibrant and stunning, the path leads up towards valley of the River Budi Gandaki and passes through the wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by the people of the Gurung ethnic groups. On the walk a good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will truly relax you on this exhaustive trial. The upper Tsum valley which is a part of the central Inner Himalaya opens up from a place called Chhokangparo, where the hospitable locals of Tibetan group “Tsombo” welcomes you with traditional Tibetan buttered, salted tea and local foods. The Valley of Tsum is exceptionally rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and Mani walls. The longest Mani walls which are over 250m at Dzong and Phurpe. After the thrill and memorable stay in Tsum Valley return to Kathmandu via the same route to give you more of this great adventure with The Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.
Trip Highlights: “A remarkable journey, in between Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain serene forest, on the off-beaten trail, ancient traditional villages and Tibetan Buddhist culture, warm friendly hospitality of the local natives with exceptionally views of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat 535m. 6 – 7 hrs/
Day 04: Drive to Soti-Khola and trek to Machha – Khola 930m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,350m. 5 – 6 Hrs
Day 06: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,363m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chokhangparo 3,010m. 5 – 6 Hrs
Day 09: Trek to Nile 3,361m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dumje 2,440m. 5 – 6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Eklebhati
Day 12: Trek to Tatopani.
Day 13: Trek to Lapu Besi.
Day 14: Trek to Soti-Khola & drive to Arughat and continue to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.